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Humberto's damage still to be cleaned up | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Humberto's damage still to be cleaned up | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

Bermuda

The fallout from Hurricane Humberto, which battered Bermuda last month, continues to be felt across the island. The Category 3 storm, which struck on September 18, snapped utility poles, uprooted trees, damaged crops and left thousands without power. Strong winds also ripped roofs off homes, businesses, churches and other buildings. Bethel AME Church, in Hamilton Parish, was one such casualty. The Reverend Ruth VanLowe Smith said that the church was "fortunate". She exp
The Royal Gazette, 2 days ago

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Land-grab inquiry will be Brown's legacy | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Land-grab inquiry will be Brown's legacy | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Bermuda

An investigation into Bermuda’s history of "land grabs" has taken a step closer with confirmation from the Government yesterday that a group of people were asked to form a Commission of Inquiry.It came after a social justice advocate said the official investigation into property thefts would form part of the late Walton Brown’s legacy. A government spokeswoman said: "The Cabinet Office today confirmed that a chairman and members of the COI into historic land losses have been invited to serve.
The Royal Gazette, 6 days ago

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Walton Brown, MP, dies suddenly at 59 | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Walton Brown, MP, dies suddenly at 59 | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Bermuda

Walton Brown, an MP, former minister and longstanding member of the Progressive Labour Party, has died at the age of 59.Police confirmed this afternoon that Mr Brown was found unresponsive at noon at his Ferrars Lane, Pembroke residence.His death, which was certified at the scene by an on call doctor, was not viewed as suspicious, and a police spokesman said that a cause was under investigation.David Burt, the Premier, said he was "totally devastated" by the news, adding: "My persona
The Royal Gazette, 7 days ago

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Family leave and employment | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Editorials

Family leave and employment | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Editorials

Bermuda

Plans to extend maternity leave to 13 weeks of paid leave and the introduction, for the first time of five days paternity leave, passed with overwhelming support in the House of Assembly last week and swept through the Senate as well. There’s much to like about it. There is no doubt that the earliest weeks of a child’s life are critically important, both for bonding between the parents and the child, and for ensuring that infants get all they need in terms of nutrition and emotional support. Babie
The Royal Gazette, 8 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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Thomas unable to step down as child guardian | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Court

Thomas unable to step down as child guardian | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Court

Bermuda

A social worker who is suing the Government for $2.6 million over its alleged failure to pay her wages is unable to leave her role as an independent advocate in a case because no replacement has been appointed, her lawyer claimed this week.Mark Diel, who represents Tiffanne Thomas, explained that an application was made to the Family Court on Monday for her to step down but the matter was adjourned until next month.He said it was understood that the Government was putting together a panel o
The Royal Gazette, 11 days ago

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Digicel move puts local voices on helpline | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Business

Digicel move puts local voices on helpline | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Business

Bermuda

Six months after Digicel Bermuda moved its customer care team to the island from Trinidad, some customers are still taken aback when an agent with a local accent answers their call."There were a lot of customers who wanted to speak to a local voice, someone they could relate to and who was based here," said Laura Husband, head of the customer care team that answers calls on behalf of Digicel and its partner company, BTC, explaining the move."Now, we are here, we are local - and some people
The Royal Gazette, 13 days ago

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BSX rings in World Investor Week | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Bermuda Stock Exchange

BSX rings in World Investor Week | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Bermuda Stock Exchange

Bermuda

The Bermuda Stock Exchange rang a bell to open trading yesterday for the first time in its 48-year history.Ed Christopher, Town Crier for the City of Hamilton, rang in the trading day to draw attention to "Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy", a joint initiative of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions and the World Federation of Exchanges.Bells were rung to open or close trading at some 33 WFE member exchanges or clearing houses worldwide. The bell-ringing herald
The Royal Gazette, 15 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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Caines: Immigration Bill postponed | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Caines: Immigration Bill postponed | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Politics

Bermuda

Immigration reform legislation for mixed-status families will not be tabled tomorrow in the House of Assembly, according to Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security.Mr Caines made the revelation as he opened a town hall meeting this evening to discuss immigration reform, which was streamed live by The Royal Gazette.He acknowledged that the news would come as "a disappointment" but emphasised that "we need to have further conversations".Mr Caines added: "This
The Royal Gazette, 19 days ago

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Business clicks for Lee-Smith | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Local Business

Business clicks for Lee-Smith | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Local Business

Bermuda

Three years into a medical career Kadijah Lee-Smith wasn’t happy. She liked her work as a phlebotomist, drawing and testing blood - but didn’t enjoy the fast pace."I was going home with headaches," the 23-year-old said.One day she became so irritated, she began making an escape plan, sketching up ideas for her own business Click Errands."It was to help people with their daily errands," she said. "It was something to fall back on."But when she left her job, she found a n
The Royal Gazette, 21 days ago

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Butterfield reduces interest rate on loans | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Business

Butterfield reduces interest rate on loans | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Business

Bermuda

Butterfield Bank is to lower the interest rates it charges on personal loans and mortgages.The decreases, announced yesterday after stock markets closed, are in step with the recent 25 basis point decrease in the federal funds rate in the United States.The base rate for Bermuda dollar residential mortgages and consumer loans will decrease by 0.25 of a percentage point to 5.25 per cent. The rate decrease on personal loans is effective immediately, while the lower rate for Bermuda resi
The Royal Gazette, 22 days ago

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